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Newletters

Explore our newletters for a greater understanding & appreciation of economic and financial terms.

Issue 1 

In this edition, the President of the Barbados Economics Society applauds the measures by the Mia Mottley led Administration, highlights areas of concerns and prescribes what needs to be achieved in the coming year to move Barbados forward.  

May 2019

Issue 1

In this edition, the membership of the Barbados Economics Society has elected a new President to replace its Immediate Past President, Mr. Shane Lowe at its recently concluded Annual General Meeting and Panel discussion centred around the theme ‘Priorities for Economic Growth and Development in 2019’ held on January 18th, 2019 at Warrens Great House, St. Michael, Barbados. 

January 2019

Issue 2 - Special Issue

In this issue, our President Mr. Shane Lowe assesses the Mini-Budgetary Proposal made by the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Mottley on June 11th, 2018.

June 2018

Issue 1

In this edition, our President Mr. Shane Lowe expresses his sentiments on the way forward for Barbados. Amidst lost foreign-sourced income, he recommends three key avenues through which long term economic development in Barbados can be achieved. 

March 2018

Issue 1 - Special Issue

In this issue, the President of the Barbados Economics Society, Mr. Simon Naitram assesses the statements made by the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Right Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C., M.P. regarding the 2019-2020 Budgetary proposal for the Barbadian Economy.

March 2019

Issue 1

In this edition, our President Mr. Shane Lowe explores the economic implications of the recent upgrade on Barbados local currency debt from ‘SD’ (Selective Default) to ‘B-’ by the regulatory agency, Standard and Poor's (S&P) on November 16th, 2018.

November 2018

Issue 1

In this edition, our Executive Member, Professor Winston Moore underscores the importance of external debt to Small States especially in instances where there are insufficient funds available locally to financing new public-sector projects. He highlights the extent of external debt (as a percentage of GDP) relative to domestic debt (as a percentage of GDP) in Barbados over specified periods; the role of financing programmes to stabilize the foreign exchange reserves in the medium term; as well as measures employed by neighbouring Caribbean territories to restructure their debt.

June 2018

Issue 1

BES' Reaction to the Central Bank Governor's Review of the Barbadian Economy (January 2018)

February 2018

Issue 2 

In this issue, the newly elected President of the Barbados Economics Society, Mr. Simon Naitram assesses the statements made by the Central Bank Governor on January 30th, 2019 regarding the 2018 Economic Performance Review of the Barbadian Economy.

January 2019

Issue 1

In this issue, our President Mr. Shane Lowe assesses the statements made by the Central Bank Governor on August 2nd, 2018 regarding the 2018 Mid Economic Review for Barbados.

August 2018

Issue 1

In this edition, our President Mr. Shane Lowe expresses his sentiments on the Central Bank of Barbados' Review of the Barbadian Economy during the First Quarter of 2018.  During this period, the economic performance was characterized by fiscal contraction, weak economic growth, declining foreign reserves and greater debt accumulation.

May 2018

Issue 1

The New Executive Committee of the Barbados Economics Society

January 2018